31 Cool Things To Do In January (In Boston + Beyond)

It's JANUARY tomorrow, you guys! Happy New Year! I've been thinking a lot about Boston Mamas during the holiday break and am excited to launch some new things! Meanwhile, enjoy this regular feature -- one cool event idea for every day of the month!

January 1: The Mosesian Center for the Arts offers up free arts and theater activities, fortunes, a noon ball drop, photo booth, performances by Karen K & the Jitterbugs and Gillie Assunção, and more (Watertown)

January 2: Today is the last day to stop by Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature (Concord)

January 3: Visit Winter ReImagined and its fifteen miles of lights, decorated trees, fire pits, handcrafted ornaments, and children’s activities (Boylston)

January 4: Drumming, dancing, singing, and more await during this Upbeat Music class (Acton)

January 5: Enjoy crafts, songs, and a child-friendly service at the first Tot Shabbat Hop this season (Framingham)

January 6: Kids’ Fun Stop hosts its monthly playtime for families with children on the Autism Spectrum (West Roxbury)

January 7: It’s sing-along, dance-along, laugh-along family fun when Debbie and Friends weave an interactive musical journey through classic kids’ tales and original songs (Brookline)

January 8: Lace up and glide along 11,000 feet of outdoor ice at Boston’s Winter Skating Path (Boston)

January 9: Bundle up and get outdoors for a Winter Scavenger Hunt (Acton)

January 10: The North End Teen Book Club hosts an Author Talk with Dick Lehr about his latest book Trell (Boston)

January 11: Young at Art features an interactive story time and hands-on art activities focused on a theme drawn from the history and culture of Cape Ann (Gloucester)

January 12: The annual Family Film Festival: Where Stories Come Alive! kicks off for the weekend (Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge)

January 13: Hike through the woods in search of the great-horned, barred, and screech owls that call Drumlin Farm’s woods home (Lincoln)

January 14: Take in a puppet performance of The Bremen Town Musicians (Brookline)

January 15: The Boston Children’s Chorus performs their 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr. tribute concert, “Take My Hand” (Boston)

January 16: Kids aged 9-13 explore technology, use their creativity, and have fun on Tween Tuesday (Boston)

January 17: Spend the morning enjoying a story and craft at this special Feed the Birds Storytime (North Andover)

January 18: At Towering Tots, read a STEM-themed story then build with giant blocks (Mattapan)

January 19: Wild by the Fire: Winter Rabbit teaches tracking tips to discover who is out and about, above and below the snow (Lincoln)

January 20: Stroll through studio spaces, explore mixed media, comic creation, jewelry-making, and 3D sculpture, sip cocoa, watch a live pottery demo, listen to live music, and more when the Snowflake Festival returns to the Brookline Arts Center (Brookline)

January 21: Don’t miss Club Passim’s annual Boston Celtic Music Festival (Cambridge)

January 22: Make a Comic Book Creation (Boston)

January 23: Get Warm and Wooly, pampering the momma ewes in preparation for lambing time with an evening hay feeding, then use their wool to make something soft to take home (Lincoln)

January 24: Jeannie Mack offers up this interactive, kinesthetic Winter Songfest (Jamaica Plain)

January 25: Mix, knead, and shape dough for delicious country oat bread, then churn butter while it rises and bakes (Lincoln)

January 26: Harvard Square kicks off its annual weekend-long Chocolate Festival (Cambridge)

January 27: This month’s ICA Play Date focuses on the theme of Contemporary Family Films (Boston)

January 28: Watch this performance of The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr. (Brookline)

January 29: Wear jammies, bring a friend to cuddle, and enjoy songs and stories before bed at Pajama Storytime (Boston)

January 30: Tinker Tots explores science and engineering through stories and activities (Boston)

January 31: Move and groove during this Baby Dance Party (Boston)

Featured photo by Tessa Rampersad on Unsplash